The Game of Thrones season 2 DVD and Blu-ray is the fastest-selling home video release in HBO’s history, taking the title from… well, last year’s Thrones box set. James Hibberd from Entertainment Weekly has the scoop:
The heavily promoted DVD title was released earlier this week. The company reports that the first day moved 241,000 units, which is 44 percent higher than the first season’s initial sales and represent the biggest first-day numbers ever for an HBO home video release. HBO also sold 355,000 individual episodes via digital downloads, up 112 percent from season one. Given the more intense home video interest for season two, it wouldn’t be surprising if the show’s ratings surpass last season’s numbers when the show returns next month.
Winter Is Coming: In case there was any concern that interest in this show has waned, this should put that to rest. I’m excited to see the amount of Youtube views tonight’s trailer gets. And, of course, to see the ratings once the season starts airing.